Northside Livable Centers Planning Study

Study Summary and Goals

The Study recommends a number of key elements focused on overall neighborhood structure, connectivity and circulation, pedestrian and bicycle amenities, parks and open space, land use and urban form and design guidelines.

The following steps should be taken by the Northside Management District, City and area stakeholders in the near (0-5 years) and medium (5-10 years) term in order to put the Study into action and ensure positive momentum and neighborhood change.

  1. Create a stronger pedestrian connection at the Burnett/North Main Tunnel while implementing “Parkway” upgrades to Burnett Street
  2. Support efforts to ensure existing businesses and residents benefit from the new transit service
  3. Create “Festival Streets” at Fulton and Quitman; identify the best location for a “Better Block” Project
  4. Create streetscape improvements along the east-west Hogan/Lorraine corridor
  5. Establish plazas and small open spaces within publicly owned METRO remnant properties along the rail corridor
  6. Establish a hike and bike trail along the Little White Oak Bayou, including connections into the neighborhood

Download the Northside Livable Centers Study.

Study Area Map

The study area includes the Northside area in the City of Houston, directly north of Downtown Houston, bounded approximately by 1-10, 1-45, Patton Street, and Elysian Street.

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Planning Meetings

Needs Assessment

Northside Community Workshop 1 Notes

Northside Advisory Committee Meeting 1 Notes

Northside Workshop 1 Presentation

Northside Advisory Committee Meeting 2 Presentation

Local Partners

Greater Northside Management District

Lead Consultant

Van Meter Williams Pollack